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RUSI is the podium of choice for world leaders and senior policymakers, and is ideally placed to attract high-quality speakers and participants at its events. These vary in size and format from set-piece lectures to conferences and seminars.

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath

31 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years....

Britain in the World

10 February 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The UK in a Changing Europe RegistrationIf you are registering for this conference from The UK in a Changing Europe  then please note that...

Fighting with Pride: LGBTQ+ in the British Armed Forces

17 February 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this wide-ranging discussion, LGBTQ+ servicemen and women who have served in the British Armed Forces since the Second World War will...

The Future of Economic Crime Policing in the UK

25 February 2020, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

This culminated in the launch of the first ever cross-government, public-private Economic Crime Plan in July 2019, which sought to get a...

Secret Alliances: Special Operations and Intelligence in Norway 1940-1945 - The British Perspective

16 March 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

After the events of World War Two, General Eisenhower commented that there had never before been a war where resistance forces were so...

Britain in the World

10 February 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The UK in a Changing Europe RegistrationIf you are registering for this conference from The UK in a Changing Europe  then please note that you will need to create a RUSI.org account in order to...

Modern Deterrence Conference Spring 2020

13 May 2020, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The RUSI Modern Deterrence Conference Spring 2020 will take place on the 13 May 2020. More details and speakers will be announced closer to date

Test-fire of North Korea’s Hwasong-15 ballistic missile, November 2017. Pyongyang claims the missile can carry a nuclear warhead and reach the entire US mainland. Courtesy of KCNA/PA Images

Countering the Financing of North Korea’s WMD Programme: from Sanctions to Crypto

22 May 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Speakers will include Kayla Izenman, Research Analyst RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies and author of ‘Closing the Crypto Gap: Guidance for Countering North Korean Cryptocurrency Activity in Southeast Asia’ and Darya Dolzikova,...

The Inaugural JC Lord Lecture with WO1 Glenn Haughton OBE

22 May 2019, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

The lecture takes its name from RSM John C Lord MVO MBE, known for his exemplary leadership skills.  His service in the Second World War included taking part in the seaborne operation to land at Taranto as part of the Allied invasion of Italy, and...

The Great Betrayal: How America Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East

21 May 2019, 12:15
RUSI Whitehall

Professor David Phillips will discuss one of the longest running conundrums in US Middle East policy, that of Washington’s position on the Kurds. His latest book The Great Betrayal: How American Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East (...

Yemen: A Pathway to Reconciliation

16 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Yemeni civil war has now entered its fifth year and shows little sign of abating, with an estimated 12,000 civilian casualties, and a further 24 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. While the Stockholm peace talks in December...

Rising Nuclear Risk, Disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty  

16 May 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

In its report the Committee calls on the Government to address grave concerns about the deteriorating state of nuclear diplomacy. For nearly 25 years since the end of the Cold War, the risks posed by nuclear weapons ceased to be a priority amongst...

First Sea Lord’s Sea Power Conference 2019

15 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Royal Navy appears confident in its utility and its strategic messaging.  2017 was the Year of the Navy, in 2018 the Royal Navy Expanded its Maritime Horizons and this year’s intent is Delivering Global Influence. Is this renewed confidence...

73rd Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture

14 May 2019, 14:45
RUSI Whitehall

At a time when the United States and Britain are reorienting their armed forces from counter insurgency to peer competition, with a common focus on readiness, modernisation, and the integration of capabilities, General Michael Garrett discusses the...

RUSI Financial Crime 2.0 Workshop: Money Laundering via Online Businesses

10 May 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

To prevent criminal misuse of these businesses, it is necessary to understand money-laundering risks facing them and develop responses that reflect their non-face-to-face nature and cross-border customer base. This invitation-only workshop is...

Breakfast Briefing: Strategic Autonomy and European Defence

10 May 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The idea of the European Union achieving its own military capabilities has been in and out of fashion since the organisation has existed. Yet following the 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, there has been renewed and...

Framing Competition and Deterrence in US Strategy

09 May 2019, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Senior US defence leaders have in recent years increasingly referred to the return of great power competition and the need to adapt defence strategy to this increasingly salient feature of geopolitics, with the publication of 2018 National Defense...

Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners: The British Soldiers Deceived in the Russian Civil War

08 May 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

When Winston Churchill took over as Secretary of State for War in January 1919, his top priority was the overthrow of the Bolshevik government in Moscow. His greatest military commitment lay in the Arctic Circle where 10,000 British and American...

Sudan and Financial Crime: Assessing the Current State of Affairs

17 April 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Sentry is composed of financial forensic investigators, policy analysts, and regional experts who follow the dirty money and build investigative cases focusing on the corrupt transnational networks most responsible for Africa’s deadliest...

POSTPONED: The Security and the North Sea Conference

16 April 2019, 10:00

The North Sea is one of Europe’s vital arteries for trade as well as being the location of some key natural resources including food and energy for the countries that border it. In the era of returning state competition its linkages to other...

GIFCT Expert Workshop

GIFCT Expert Workshop “Mapping the Jihadist information ecosystem: Towards the 3rd Generation of Disruption Capability”

16 April 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The project, 'Mapping the Jihadist information ecosystem: Towards the 3rd Generation of Disruption Capability', will produce a network map of the traffic between the online platforms and websites jihadists use to construct their information...

The Pathway to Stabilisation in Yemen

11 April 2019, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

The UN has declared the situation in Yemen the world’s largest humanitarian emergency with 22 million people needing lifesaving assistance. The impact on Yemeni society and the country’s fragile infrastructure has been devastating.This panel...

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